Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis | definition of osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis by Medical dictionary
osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis An artificial cornea used as a last resource to restore vision to people whose corneas have been rendered opaque by dry-eye disease or chemical injury that precludes successful corneal grafting. A tooth is removed and a section cut from it. This is drilled and a plastic lens cemented into the hole. The tooth section is then buried under the skin until it has acquired a soft tissue surround. It is then sutured into a hole cut in the opaque cornea.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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(OOKP) surgery is one of the last resorts usually kept for patients with bilateral corneal blindness resulting from several ocular and systemic pathologies .
Lynn is thought to be the first Scot to have had the operation, known as osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis
The procedure, called osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis
or OOKP, began when one of Martin's canine teeth was removed.
Lynn first had the procedure - called osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis
, or OOKP - in her right eye in 2006.
In 1996 our story about osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis
changed her life.